By Associated Press
Springfield, IL – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has vetoed the
bare-bones budget lawmakers sent him.
Quinn's veto Wednesday leaves the state without a spending plan
on the first day of the new fiscal year.
The Democratic governor made good on a promise to nix any
"partial" budget the General Assembly approved. He says taxpayers
deserve an "honest budget, a full budget, a balanced budget, and
also a decent budget."
Quinn wants an income tax increase to help fill a budget deficit
of as much as $11.6 billion. But lawmakers have blocked that.
Anticipating the veto, the House speaker and Senate president on
Wednesday said they'll call a special legislative session July 14.
They plan to consider overriding the governor's veto.